Association for Contemporary Jewellery  Wessex Group

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Our long awaited and much anticipated major selling exhibition "Spring Bling" at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey  was a great success. We were delighted that Rebecca van Rooijen, of Benchpeg and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, was able to come and formally open the exhibition for us.

Both the visiting public and the management of the Gardens were thrilled with the quality of jewellery on display and we achieved sales well beyond our expectations! So far virtually all of the participating exhibitors have said they want to make it an annual event, and to take part again next year. We are expecting much competition for the limited number of spaces next time.

Rebecca van Rooijen opens the event. Photo Bridget Yallup

Mrs. Sarah Rogers of York won our prize draw of a voucher for £50 to spend with her favourite jeweller in the exhibition who was Georgina Ettridge.

On receiving her  hosen jewellery Sarah wrote

"Dear Georgina

I absolutely love the necklace, thank you so much! It looks beautiful on the website but in the flesh (so to speak!) it's even more gorgeous. I don't know if I told you but I paid for it out of some money that was left to me after my father died last May with the stipulation that I spend it on myself. So I will get a huge amount of pleasure out of wearing it and it will remind me of my Dad every time I do. What could be better than that! "

The prize draw will be a feature of our next exhibition in December 2012 see December Exhibition